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Background imageNiche Collection: Wallingford Screen, St Albans Abbey, Hertfordshire

Wallingford Screen, St Albans Abbey, Hertfordshire
View of the 15th century Wallingford Screen (high altar) in St Albans Abbey, Hertfordshire. The statues were destroyed during the Dissolution, but were replaced in the 19th century

Background imageNiche Collection: Entrance, Christs Hospital School

Entrance, Christs Hospital School
Pupils stand outside the entrance to Christs Hospital School

Background imageNiche Collection: Scenery for Aladdin, Pollocks Toy Theatre

Scenery for Aladdin, Pollocks Toy Theatre, with two rounded arches opening onto a seascape. Date: late 19th century

Background imageNiche Collection: Niches Classical Orders

Niches Classical Orders
Niches and pediments of the Greek and Roman classical orders of architecture : Tuscan, Doric, Ionic, Corinthian and Composite. Date: Circa 1760

Background imageNiche Collection: Shoreditch Cottage Homes, Hornchurch, Essex

Shoreditch Cottage Homes, Hornchurch, Essex
Boys in surplices leaving the chapel at the Shoreditch Union cottage homes, Hornchurch, Essex. Opened in 1889 to house pauper children away from the workhouse

Background imageNiche Collection: Queens Hall, Langham Place, London

Queens Hall, Langham Place, London. Date: circa 1910

Background imageNiche Collection: Council Room, Town Hall, Louvain (Leuven), Belgium

Council Room, Town Hall, Louvain (Leuven), Belgium
View inside the Council Room of the gothic Town Hall, Louvain (Leuven), Belgium, dating back to the 15th century. Date: circa 1910

Background imageNiche Collection: Bouquet of flowers in a stone niche, 1618, by Ambrosius Boss

Bouquet of flowers in a stone niche, 1618, by Ambrosius Boss
Ambrosius Bosschaert the Elder (1573-1621). Dutch painter. Bouquet of flowers in a stone niche, 1618. National Museum of Art. Copenhagen. Denmark

Background imageNiche Collection: Knight Templar Effigy

Knight Templar Effigy
The effigy of a Knight Templar in a niche in the south wall of St Marys Church in Walkern Hertfordshire. The knight is probably William de Lanvalei II

Background imageNiche Collection: BBC Broadcasting House, Portland Place, London W1

BBC Broadcasting House, Portland Place, London W1, opened in 1932. Date: circa early 1930s

Background imageNiche Collection: Saint James the Great (1st century-44). Statue. Facade of

Saint James the Great (1st century-44). Statue. Facade of
Saint James the Great (1st century-44). Apostle and martyr. Baroque statue. Facade of Monastery of Saint John of Poyo. Galice. Spain

Background imageNiche Collection: City Cross, Winchester, Hampshire

City Cross, Winchester, Hampshire - Painted by landscape artist Alfred Robert Quinton for the Sevenoaks based publishing and printing company J. Salmon, and reproduced as a local view postcard

Background imageNiche Collection: The Gilles 

The Gilles are the oldest and principal participants in the Carnival of Binche in Belgium. They go out on Shrove Tuesday from 4 am until late hours and dance to traditional songs

Background imageNiche Collection: Italy, Pompeii. Forum Baths. 1st century BC

Italy, Pompeii. Forum Baths. 1st century BC. Interior of the Tepidarium (medium temperature baths), decorated with stuccoes in the vault. The niches are decorated with male figures (telamones)

Background imageNiche Collection: Entrance to the Chilean Section, Paris Exhibition of 1889

Entrance to the Chilean Section, Paris Exhibition of 1889
Entrance to the Chilean Section of Universal Exhibition of Paris, 1889 Date: 1889

Background imageNiche Collection: Monastery of San Juan de la Pena. Pantheon of the Nobles. De

Monastery of San Juan de la Pena. Pantheon of the Nobles. Detail of an relief depicting two angels raising the soul of the deceased in mandorla. At the bottom, Epiphany. Aragon. Spain

Background imageNiche Collection: Nyankhre false door stela. Egypt

Nyankhre false door stela. Egypt
Nyankhre false door stela. 2450 BC. Limestone's small false door from the mastaba of the hairdresser's superintendent of the Palace Niankhre

Background imageNiche Collection: Italy. Rome. Catacombs of Callixtus

Italy. Rome. Catacombs of Callixtus. 2nd - 4th centuries. Interior

Background imageNiche Collection: 2nd Century 3rd 4th Ancient Ancient Age Appian

2nd Century 3rd 4th Ancient Ancient Age Appian
2nd, century, 3rd, 4th, ancient, Ancient, Age, Appian, way, Callixtus, catacomb, catacombs, cemetery, crypt, death, grave, graves, Illuminate, illumination, interior, italian, Italy, narrow, Niche

Background imageNiche Collection: Columbarium. National Roman Museum. Rome

Columbarium. National Roman Museum. Rome
Columbarium. National Roman Museum. Baths of Diocletian. Rome. Italy

Background imageNiche Collection: Grand Masters Crypt, Valletta, Malta

Grand Masters Crypt, Valletta, Malta
View inside the Grand Masters (Knights of Malta) Crypt, St John's Co-Cathedral, Valletta, Malta, showing the sarcophagi of (left to right) Philippe Villiers de l'Isle Adam

Background imageNiche Collection: Israel Palestine Holy Land Middle East Jerusalem

Israel Palestine Holy Land Middle East Jerusalem
israel, palestine, holy, land, middle, east, jerusalem, city, 1920s, 20s, twenties, stone, sculpture, carved, carving, figures, human, figure, effigy, niche, rome, roman, sarcophagus, sarcophagi

Background imageNiche Collection: Boy scouts in a Pharaoh's tomb, Egypt

Boy scouts in a Pharaoh's tomb, Egypt, looking at a statue in a niche

Background imageNiche Collection: DEATHLY SUNDIAL

DEATHLY SUNDIAL
An unusual sundial head in a niche over the church porch at Sheepstor, Devon, England, dating from 1640. It reads (in Latin): Life is but an Hour, Death is the Gate to Life'. Date: 17th century

Background imageNiche Collection: Wells Cathedral - Jack Blandiver - Wells, Somerset, England

Wells Cathedral - Jack Blandiver - Wells, Somerset, England
Wells Cathedral - Wells, Somerset, England. Above the Astronomical clock and to the right is a figure, known as Jack Blandifers (Blandiver)

Background imageNiche Collection: Medieval gothic doorway of a French Cathedral

Medieval gothic doorway of a French Cathedral
Medieval gothic doorway of an unidentified French Cathedral Date: circa 1910s

Background imageNiche Collection: West Front, Salisbury Cathedral, Wiltshire, England

West Front, Salisbury Cathedral, Wiltshire, England Date: circa 1920s

Background imageNiche Collection: The newly built Theatre Royal, Manchester

The newly built Theatre Royal, Manchester
Facade of the newly built Theatre Royal, Manchester. Date: 1845

Background imageNiche Collection: Gatehouse to a monastery, Bristol

Gatehouse to a monastery, Bristol
Gatehouse which at one time led to a monastery, Bristol. Date: circa 1845

Background imageNiche Collection: Apodyterium for the Tepidarium in the Forum Thermae, Pompeii

Apodyterium for the Tepidarium in the Forum Thermae, Pompeii
Apodyterium or changing room for the Tepidarium or warm bath in the Forum Thermae, Pompeii. Servant with oil vase and towel standing next to a table

Background imageNiche Collection: Saxon saints Modwena and Edmund the King

Saxon saints Modwena and Edmund the King
Saxon Saint Modwena in abbess robes and Saint Edmund the King. Paintings in niches on the side of the nave. Handcoloured etching drawn

Background imageNiche Collection: Jean Froissart, chronicler, author and historian

Jean Froissart, chronicler, author and historian
Jean Froissart (c1337 - c1405), French-speaking chronicler, medieval author and Court historian. 14th century

Background imageNiche Collection: St Philips Parish Church, Casal Zebbug, Malta

St Philips Parish Church, Casal Zebbug, Malta. Date: circa 1902

Background imageNiche Collection: The Temple Bar, Fleet Street, London

The Temple Bar, Fleet Street, London

Background imageNiche Collection: William Roscoe, historian, poet and philanthropist

William Roscoe, historian, poet and philanthropist
Monument to William Roscoe (1753-1831), English historian, abolitionist, poet and philanthropist. 19th century

Background imageNiche Collection: Victoria Hall, Halifax, Yorkshire

Victoria Hall, Halifax, Yorkshire. circa 1900

Background imageNiche Collection: Fountain of the Organ at Villa d Este, Tivoli, Rome, Italy

Fountain of the Organ at Villa d Este, Tivoli, Rome, Italy
Fountain of the Organ at the Villa d Este, Tivoli, near Rome, Italy, dating back to 1568. The movement of the water causes music to play. Date: circa 1890s

Background imageNiche Collection: Street leading to Palazzo Vecchio, Florence, Italy

Street leading to Palazzo Vecchio, Florence, Italy
Street leading to the Palazzo Vecchio (town hall), Florence, Italy. Date: circa 1890s

Background imageNiche Collection: Figures on the facade of Cologne Cathedral, Cologne, Germany

Figures on the facade of Cologne Cathedral, Cologne, Germany
Carved stone figures on the facade of Cologne Cathedral, Cologne, Germany. Date: early 20th century

Background imageNiche Collection: The Cathedral, Tarragona, Catalonia, Spain

The Cathedral, Tarragona, Catalonia, Spain
Main facade of the Cathedral, Tarragona, Catalonia, Spain. Date: circa 1904

Background imageNiche Collection: Pere-Lachaise Cemetery, Paris, France, Le Monument aux Morts

Pere-Lachaise Cemetery, Paris, France, Le Monument aux Morts (Monument to the Dead of Pere-Lachaise) - designed by Albert Bartholome (18481928) and finished in 1895 Date: 1907

Background imageNiche Collection: Bagpipe Seller, Charing Cross, London

Bagpipe Seller, Charing Cross, London. Date: 1900s

Background imageNiche Collection: Lintel from a Torah Niche. Synagogue at Nabratein, Upper Gal

Lintel from a Torah Niche. Synagogue at Nabratein, Upper Galilee. 3rd century CE. Rockefeller Archaeological Museum. Jerusalem. Israel

Background imageNiche Collection: Statue of Saint Barbara by Ambrogio Parisi (1676-1719). Chur

Statue of Saint Barbara by Ambrogio Parisi (1676-1719). Chur
Italy. Rome. Church of Saint Barbara of Librai. Detail of the facade, built by Giuseppe Passeri (1654-1714) with the statue of Saint Barbara by Ambrogio Parisi (1676-1719). 17th century

Background imageNiche Collection: Ornate door, Church of Notre Dame, Hal (Halle), Belgium

Ornate door, Church of Notre Dame, Hal (Halle), Belgium, dating back to the 14th century. Date: circa 1910

Background imageNiche Collection: Han Wen Gong Temple - Hebei, Changli County, China

Han Wen Gong Temple - Hebei, Changli County, China. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageNiche Collection: Ornate doors, Church of St Martin, Hal (Halle), Belgium

Ornate doors, Church of St Martin, Hal (Halle), Belgium, dating back to the 14th and 15th centuries. Date: circa 1910

Background imageNiche Collection: Fireplace in Town Hall, Courtrai, Belgium

Fireplace in Town Hall, Courtrai, Belgium
Ornately carved stone fireplace, Aldermens Chamber, Town Hall, Courtrai (Kortrijk), Belgium, dating back to the 16th century. Date: circa 1910



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